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Suborn

To encourage perjury through bribery, coercion, or any other means. Like perjury itself, subornation is illegal in practically every jurisdiction.
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It is much more difficult to detect suborned perjury and the suppression of exculpatory evidence because they are not in the legal record.
The closed financial elite of two thousand "kings of the republic" who ran the Bank of France, which had a budget larger than that of the state, suborned deputies to do their bidding.
These questions are suborned to those about health, "which appears in none of our titles but is -- either explicitly or implicitly -- the subject of every chapter that follows and the raison d'etre for the entire work.
Bush was unable to put through the North American Free Trade Agreement, he was removed in favor of President Clinton, who promptly suborned enough Democrats in Congress to join with most of the Republicans in putting it through.
Weinstein provides valuable comments on legal processes, problems of suborned witnesses, court notaries doctoring witnesses' evidence (and challenged by fei sty women witnesses), on the role of "gossip" and "opinion" in testimony, on the problems of official peace-making and establishing sureties.
APPARENTLY there have been some complaints about last Saturday's column in which I described how I'd been suborned by the big bookmakers and `turned' to serve their cause.
After 3 years of productive discussion and research, "most of which has been conducted openly and with little perceptible input from experts suborned by commercial interests to bend option their way," it is now time to move on, the editors wrote in the November 13 issue.
Many diplomats are suspected of being suborned by organized crime.
If Clinton has either committed or suborned perjury, then it may be necessary for Congress to second-guess the judgment of the citizenry.
Clinton admitted to ``inappropriate intimate contact'' with Lewinsky, but he adamantly resisted attempts to prove that he had misused his office, suborned perjury or lied in the earlier Paula Jones civil lawsuit deposition in which he denied having sexual intercourse with Lewinsky.
They are far removed, however, from the majority or near majority that supported his removal in the event that he suborned perjury.